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(Former) Bulls Abroad: Andrew Jean-Baptiste watches Haiti beat Grenada, again

AJB was on the bench again, but he's been keeping busy nonetheless.


The second leg of Haiti's CONCACAF World Cup qualifying series with Grenada followed much the same path as the first: Les Grenadiers scored three goals; Les Grenadiers won the match. The 3-0 home win gave Haiti a 6-1 win on aggregate and passage to the next round.

The team will now settle in to arguably the toughest group in the fourth round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying: Haiti joins Costa Rica, Panama, and Jamaica in what looks likely to be a relatively evenly-contested four-way race to the fifth and final round of the region's qualifying tournament for Russia 2018. Haiti will kick off on November 13 with a trip to Costa Rica.

For the second time in two matches against Grenada, Andrew Jean-Baptiste - once of the New York Red Bulls - was an unused substitute. But the player had much to keep his mind occupied on this stint with his national team. Time spent in Haiti allowed for a family reunion:

Also, AJB has some foreign language lessons in his future:

What's that? "My club team speaks Spanish", you say? Yes, despite Once A Metro's inquiries suggesting reports connecting AJB to Spanish lower-league team CD Alcala were erroneous, the player has himself declared he is contracted with the club.

Let us say with some confidence that AJB is a better source than OaM for information about his own affairs. So he's off to Spain. Safe travels, AJB!